26:16 Each 1 frame is to be fifteen feet long, and each frame is to be two feet three inches wide, 26:17 with two projections 2 per frame parallel one to another. 3 You are to make all the frames of the tabernacle in this way. 26:18 So you are to make the frames for the tabernacle: twenty frames for the south side, 4 26:19 and you are to make forty silver bases to go under the twenty frames – two bases under the first frame for its two projections, and likewise 5 two bases under the next frame for its two projections; 26:20 and for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, twenty frames, 26:21 and their forty silver bases, two bases under the first frame, and two bases under the next frame.
1 tn Heb “the frame.”
2 sn Heb “hands,” the reference is probably to projections that served as stays or supports. They may have been tenons, or pegs, projecting from the bottom of the frames to hold the frames in their sockets (S. R. Driver, Exodus, 286).
3 tn Or “being joined each to the other.”
4 tn Heb “on the south side southward.”
5 tn The clause is repeated to show the distributive sense; it literally says, “and two bases under the one frame for its two projections.”